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has gone from fear to shock to anger. our reporter tracked down this mother yesterday. she did refuse to answer any of his questions. on tuesday police say she told them someone tried to steal her toddler from her arms in front of their house. she even helped police make a sketch that put the whole neighborhoods on alert. police became suspicious weather canvassing for witnesses and surveillance video turned up nothing. they focused on the mother after they learned she has a criminal history although they woken give any specifics about that. they are not mincing words about this lie. you can't say enough about somebody who prevents information like this especially when you're dealing with kids. and to think about the lies she created. >> reporter: now it is up to the district attorney down here in santa clara county to decide whether or not to press charges
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against this mother. a lot of lost resources in this. lance armstrong admitted he used performance-enhancing drugs during has cycling career. and as cbs reporter juliette goodrich test us, armstrong is also explaining -- tells us, armstrong is also explaining how he internally justified his doping. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhancer cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: the 7-time tour de france winner now stripped from his titles and banned for life telling a much different story, th truth. >> i have used this situation as one big lie. >> reporter: after years of denials under oath. >> how many times do i have to say it?
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>> were you a bully? >> uhm, yeah. yeah. i was a bully. >> reporter: up strong said he didn't en vent the doping and banned substance culture but he didn't stop it either. >> my cocktail, so to speak, was only epo but not a lot. transfusions and testosterone. in a weird way i almost justified it because of my history obviously with testicular cancer. >> reporter: was he afraid of getting caught? armstrong said no. >> did you feel in any way that you were cheated every cheating? >> no. >> reporter: he said he even looked up the definition of cheating, "gaining and upper hand on the competitor." >> i didn't view it that way. i viewed it as a level playing field. >> reporter: juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >> stanford university has been
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dragged know that bizarre girlfriend saga of manti te'o. this week he and notre dame officials say he was drawn in a romance online fooling him into believing she died of leukemia back in september. the so call girlfriend lied about being a stanford student, as well. >> in the post-game interviews, you know, you see all this emotion, again in the subsequent follow-up pieces you see all of the talk of this and in most of those pieces 99, the 5% of them, there's no mention of stanford. the girl by the way is very much alive in southern california. te'o now claims he was duped by her. many wonder whether he and notre dame made up the hoax to improve his chances of winning the heisman. he was the runner-up and we are still waiting to hear from him perhaps today. a lot of people thought he might talk yesterday. he is still in hiding. >> like you said, it's a head scratcher. >> it is. because what's the n game? what does he have to gain from this besides maybe sympathy from the heisman voters? but he is going to go on to the
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nfl and have a big career. >> we'll learn more in the days to come. >> our director said he wanted some truth and wanted to come to me for that. >> thank you. >> it's difficult for me sometimes but today i think we'll get it right. the air is clear in most spots. temperatures dropping off again, 30 degrees in concord, 27 degrees in santa rosa, 49 fairly mild though into san francisco and 36 in san jose. so temperatures all over the map now but we'll settle into a nice afternoon with this huge dome of high pressure overhead bringing with it plenty of hazy sunshine into the afternoon hours. and the temperatures running above the average for this time of year. in fact, these numbers looking good into the afternoon. usually we're in the 50s and the low 60s. today as much as six degrees
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above average. 61 concord. 65 san jose. 62 degrees in san francisco. and that is no lie, elizabeth. >> i believe you. >> thank you. >> i believe you. we can see it outside. it's nice and dry so far so our traffic cameras are telling the truth. everything is quiet now, as well. if you are traveling northbound or southbound on the themes close to the airport and oakland coliseum, so if you have a flight to catch no delay on southbound 880. not sure you may still find overnight roadwork still in lanes between 66 and 980. this is a live look at the getting golden gate. nothing much out there right now it slow you down. we saw some lanes change trucks drive by within the last half hour or so. not one yellow sensor so far on westbound five five 580. that's "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. a 98-year-old woman is the first bay area resident to have died from the flu virus.
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cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at a safeway right now in san francisco where apparently they are getting more flu vaccine. >> reporter: good morning. the flu is now widespread throughout california and has already taken the life of a bay area woman. a 98-year-old woman died earlier this month from the flu and pneumonia and this marks the first bay area death from the flu this season. now, four other people in the state have also died from the illness one in the sacramento area, another in the central valley, and two down in southern california. officials with the centers for disease control say this is the worst flu season in 10 years. it is now widespread throughout california and it came early this year. it usually doesn't peak until about february. health officials are urging people to wash their hands, cover coughs and get a flu shot. >> they really should see their physician. there are other things that they can do. there are antiviral drugs such as tamiflu that can be used to help treat those people that
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have been exposed or who are at higher risk for complications of flu. >> reporter: getting the vaccine, however, is the best way to avoid getting sick. it has a 62% level of effectiveness. safeway just shipped 200,000 doses of the vaccine to its pharmacies and we're outside the safeway here in san francisco on king street. you don't have to make an appointment to get a vaccine. you can walk in during business hours first come, first served. elissa harrington, cbs 5. the bay area millionaire murdered in his own mansion may be a victim of the money team a notorious east oakland street gang. the "chronicle" is reporting that ravi kumra was killed not long after a prostitute revealed details about his on length monte sereno home to money team members. two of the three accused killers are believed to have ties to that gang. san jose police chief chris moore will officially retire when his shift ends today. he announced last fall that he planned to retire after two years as chief. he has since expressed
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frustration at city budget cuts that have prompted many officers to find jobs in other cities. city manager deborah figone announced last week she is extending the search for a replacement. deputy chief larry esquivel is interim chief. one of chief moore's final actions happened yesterday when he turned dunn a request boy casino m8trix to have gambling facilities on the 8th floor. chief moore followed the advice of sjpd's gaming administrator who determined multilevel gambling could present security problems. state agency is investigating the ship pilot who was at the helm of the empty oil tanker when it sideswiped the bay bridge a few weeks back. they hit the tower closest to yerba buena island on january 7 and now the california board of port commissioners could recommend that guy kleess his license be suspended or revoked. the state probe is expected to take 90 days. "san francisco examiner" reports that kleess had three
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other incidents since 2009 two of which were deemed pool error. around the bay, the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza is expected to be sentenced today. investigators say nathan burris shot and killed his former girlfriend and her friend back in 2009. the jury gave burris the death penalty. san francisco's new nudity ban still in place this morning. a federal judge heard a challenge yesterday from activists claiming it violates their personal freedom. the judge refused to rule. he says he will consider their arguments and issue a ruling before the city's ban goes into effect on february 1. 5:10 now. bad batteries, a team of u.s. investigators is looking into those dreamliners' biggest problems. >> forget chocolates and flowers. how one man impressed a girl by holding his breath. >> and gramk video -- >> and dramatic video out of australia. the latest in the fight against their massive wildfires coming up.
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homes. the man's body was found brush fires in australia have killed one man and destroyed several homes. the man's body was found in a burned-out car in a small town a little east of melbourne. also several exhausted firefighters collapsed from the heat today with temperatures up
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to 104 degrees. can only imagine. the biggest fire is 110,000 acres. at least five homes have been destroyed so far. so it's a mess there. >> it's sad to see what's going on there. 5:14 right now. let's check the roads. >> last time we check it was nice and breezy easy, right? >> it is breezy easy. i look that. especially for friday. we're looking good. still no beg hot spots as far as accidents go. we have been to check in with chp to get the latest. nothing much going on in the east bay. one drive time sensor showing 60 miles per hour so that's what people are cruising along at now through berkeley, emeryville. this is a look toward the powell street exit and you can see some of the university avenue overcrossing in the distance. 18 machines is the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. a lot of green traffic sensors out there. they just picked up overnight roadwork across 85 to 280 to 101 so now everything is really moving fine all the way through the south bay, nice and light through downtown san jose. a live look outside conditions
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right now up and down the nimitz freeway near oakland airport. southbound 880 moves fine even past the airport towards 92 and hayward. they still have the roadwork in lanes. we just talk to caltrans. it's in the eastbound lanes of the dumbarton bridge out of menlo park. earlier, our sensors were picking up a little bit of slowing right now again just in the eastbound direction. bart on time. that is traffic. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> a lot of clear skies around the bay area this morning, hazy in spots, chilly temperatures in the valleys back down to freezing and below once again. at the coast fairly mild this morning. temperatures in the 30s and 40s in most areas right now. it looks like by the afternoon enjoying hazy sunshine and moving well into the 60s and sunshine all the way to the coastline for today. that big ridge of high pressure continues in control. and it's going to sit here today and through the weekend. so a lot of sunshine and the temperatures running above
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average for this time of year. so with that in mind, looks like some great weather and some folks may be going to the beach but watch out. we have had some big time storms off the coastline that have generated some large swells that's approaching the coast. high surf advisory up for the weekend. we could see some of these waves up to 20 feet so be very, very careful as you head to the coastline. some of those could sweep you away in a hurry. in the meantime traveling around the state, sunshine in the valley. 47 degrees and patchy fog in eureka today. around the bay this afternoon, 65 campbell and san jose and 66 degrees in redwood city. east bay numbers sneaking up into the 50s and low 60s. and inside the bay we'll find those temperatures running in the 50s and 60s too. about 64 degrees in richmond. 63 in oakland. and 62 in san francisco. looking out over the next couple of days, the weekend you have some plans go to it. lots of sunshine coming your way. enjoyable weather through monday and tuesday. ah, yeah, but by the middle of
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the week things change. clouds roll back and in at least there's a slight chance of showers on late wednesday. but i think the whole pattern is about to shift. >> you get excited about that. >> i love it! >> you can tell all the viewers what a wonderful weekend you have and then you throw that caveat in. >> i have to tell them what's going on. i like to tell the truth when i can. >> when you can. [ laughter ] >> thanks. well -- go ahead. uz safety officials and inspectors from boeing are now in japan to examine a 787 dreamliner. the plane is at the center of a worldwide grounding of 787s. the pilot made an emergency landing wednesday after he smelled something burning. japanese officials found it in an initial inspection that a flammable battery fluid had leaked from the plane's mainly theium ion battery under the cockpit. the colorado movie theater that was the scene of a mass shooting last year is now open for business again. there was a special event last night for survivors and victims' families followed boy a screening of the latest
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hobbit movie. 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the aurora theater last july during a midnight screening of the latest batman sequel. authorities in chicago plan to exhume the body of a lottery winner today in an effort to determine how he was poisoned. the man won $425,000 in a lottery last summer but died right before he was about to collect the money. he was poisoned with cyanide. there are no suspect in the case. some top republicans in congress are considering a short-term increase of the debt ceiling. house budget committee chairman paul ryan says they are wag the benefits of an extension as a way to get the senate and white house engaged in future conversations. the president has warned that if congress does not raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans' benefits. things that men will do to i am privilege women. an aussie free diver says he got into the sport to win over a few girls at the public to
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impress women. he won more than the girls. the 32-year-old is making a nam for himself in diving. he can actually hold his breath under water for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. he is a champion in the second most dangerous sport in the world and he credits the peretti local girls he pretty local girls he met. >> he challenged them at the bar. >> he became an australian champion. >> he was on "60 minutes." he drops down over 200 feet. >> good luck. 5:19. coming up, hear why the key to beating the falcons might not be colin kaepernick after all. >> plus, the cbs station in green bay makes good on our 9ers packers championship game bet. don't miss it. >> oh, boy.
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good morning. here's a live look at three of our traffic cameras on this friday morning. things are looking good at the golden gate, the bay bridge and the dublin-pleasanton area. we still have areas of over into the roadwork blocking lanes. we'll talk about that coming up. play of the day from the world of college basketball. maine's glenn robinson with a steal, a little nifty 360 slam. there is the steal.
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why not go around the world? boom. nice. they beat minnesota 83-75 on the little 360 slammer right there. the falcons might be the top seed in the nfc but all the chatter this week is about the 49ers and colin kaepernick not matt ryan and his falcons. >> remember the falcons have won four straight against san francisco. matt ryan has never lost to the 49ers throwing for 600 yards and 3 touchdowns in two victories. football analyst tim ryan tells our sports anchor dennis o'donnell that the 49, must put pressure on ryan or else. >> you got to get pressure. that's the most important thing. look, justin smith, aldon smith, ray mcdonald, they have to have big pressure. otherwise matt ryan throwing from the pocket the surgeon that he is going to carve you up. they have to get pressure on the marine or he will slice them and pick up big plays and yards. >> think the 9ers can do it. the big game is this sunday
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afternoon. two veteran players should add up to a great game in the afc chesapeake. ravens line baker ray lose playing tom brady. -- linebacker ray lewis playing tom brady, that game is on cbs 5 sunday at 3:30. e mal youremail your photos to us at we have to hand it to the folks in green bay. >> they really came through. we made a bet with the local cbs affiliate last week on the outcome of last weekend's play- off game and packers lost. >> of course. >> and did they pay up in a big way. check it out. >> ♪ i left my heart in san francisco ♪ high up on a hill calls to me ♪ to be where little cable
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cars climb halfway to the stars ♪ the morning fog may chill the air, i don't care ♪ my love waits there ♪ in san francisco ♪ >> wealth,well, frank and michelle, congratulations. >> they had to hold a piece of cheese. >> and he had to do a little kaepernicking. >> such good sports. they made good on it. >> i said tony bennett style. he had the habits the crooner thing working very nice. >> perfect. >> so that was the packers bet. >> coming up, we'll check in on bet with our sister station in atlanta. coming up. stay right there. 5:25 right now. left hanging by 911. >> a bay area man is nearly killed by burglars while on hold. we asked the police department why it's taking so long to get
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a response. it started as a terrifying story of a near abduction. and it turned out to be a lie. we tracked down the woman behind it coming up next. >> yeah. yeah. i was a bully. >> lance armstrong admits to lying for years about doping. wait until you hear what word he looked up in the dictionary to help him justify the whole thing. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? ♪ oh! ♪ ♪
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how bad the flu virus has been in california. >> an elderly woman died from the flu. >> the u.s. moves in to rescue americans in a hostage crisis in algeria. >> some american hostages got away but others are unaccounted for. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> lance armstrong tells the truth after years of denial. >> i have used this situation as one big lie. >> a notre dame football star's hoax puts stanford in the spotlight. >> she said i love you. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald dominican republic every. good morning. it's friday, january 8 -- good morning, everyone. it's friday, january 8. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. we have new word on algeria
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hostage crisis. about 64 hostages are unaccounted for. negotiations have resumed though. today the british prime minister david cameron emphasized the hostage crisis deep in the sahara desert is not over. the associated press is says at least six people are dead, dozens more remain unaccounted for including some americans. defense secretary leon panetta commend on that a short time ago. we are working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens. >> the algerian government says the military raid was necessary because the islamic militant captors were threatening to flee with the hostages. the al qaeda connected militants say their actions are meant to punish algeria for its help of french forces fighting muslims in mali. a mother in san jose admits to lying about a supposed kidnap attempt of her daughter. >> now police and neighbors are angry about the hoax. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is
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in san jose with reaction. >> reporter: they are angry. there's a lot of wasted resources on this and a lot of unnecessary fear. police say it only to be about 10 minutes of repeated questioning to get this mother to come clone about her story about an attempted kidnapping. >> can you explain what happened? >> reporter: that is the mother refusing to answer our reporter's questions. the woman originally claimed a man tried to grab her daughter a toddler from her arms in her front yard. that was on doyo court in san jose and now investigators say she came clean. it was all a lie. >> there's a lot of anger again with the amount of resources not only for our detectives. >> i was angry. i thought, wow, she put us through a lot of anxiety. >> reporter: police say the
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mother does have a criminal record which made her focus on them during the ordeal. the woman could get six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. it will be up to the district attorney whether or not she will be criminally charged. live in san jose, anne makovec, cbs 5. former cyclist lance armstrong now admits he used performance-enhancing drugs. part of his interview with oprah winfrey aired last night. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> armstrong said he did not invent the doping and banned substance culture but didn't stop it,
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either. >> my cocktail was only epo but not a lot transfusions and testosterone which in a weird way i almost justified because of -- because of my history obviously with testicular cancer. >> reporter: armstrong added that he did not feel he was cheating. he said he looked up the definition of cheating and it read gaining an upper hand on a competitor. he didn't feel he was doing that just leveling the playing field. the drama continues forte te'o. even stanford is dragged into his girlfriend's saga. this week te'o and notre dame officials say he was drawn into a romance online. they say the woman fooled him into believing she died of leukemia in september. the so-called girlfriend lied about being a stanford student, as well. >> the student newspaper has its finger on the pulse.
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i have a lot of friends, a lot of friends are football players. >> this girl by the way is very much alive. she lives in southern california. te'o now claims he was duped by her and many wonder whether he an notre dame made up the hoax to improve his chances of winning the heisman. he was the runner-up. everyone is waiting for him to clear the air. hopefully we'll hear from him in the days to come. >> time to hear from lawrence on the weekend forecast. >> we may not see another weekend like this. sunshine starting out chilly in spots again this morning especially in the valleys. below freezing in santa rosa, 28. 33 livermore. 36 san jose. you have some 40s at the coastline, almost 50 in san francisco. high pressure staying overhead right now. is going to stick around for the weekend. that ridge is going to remain in control to bring some above average temperatures to the bay area. in fact, it should be about 66
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degrees today in cupertino. 65 in san jose. and 64 degrees in santa clara. east bay numbers in the 50s and 60s by the afternoon. as you head inside the bay we'll find plenty of hazy sunshine, about 63 in oakland, 62 in san francisco and 61 degrees in alameda. that's a look at weather. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> on this friday morning so far we're doing great on the nimitz. you can see northbound and southbound 880 right there approaching hegenberger. everything is fine. so if you have an early-morning flight out at oakland airport, as you can see both directions are moving at the limit. they should be in the process of clearing some overnight roadwork between 66 and the macarthur maze. to our maps, just getting word of this accident. we are not sure at this point if it's blocking lanes. san mateo county, southbound 280 before 92, several deer were crossing the freeway and apparently one of them may have been hit. so accident car versus deer. they are working to head to the scene now chp is. we'll let you know once we get some more details.
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the golden gate bridge, looks great both directions 101 between marin couldn't and san francisco. more lane changes, some more southbound lanes for cars heading into san francisco. roadwork in lanes. it was scheduled coming out of menlo park until 6:00 this morning. and bart off to a great start no delay. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. a 98-year-old santa clara county woman has died from the flu. and today state health officials will discuss just how widespread flu activity is in california. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us there's some good news if you are trying to get your hands on vaccine. elissa. >> reporter: michelle, health officials are calling this the worst flu season in 10 years. it's a respiratory virus that's widespread throughout the country including california and came early this year. usually it peaks in february or march. five people in california have died from the flu including one
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bay area woman. that happened earlier this month. a 98-year-old from santa clara county died from the flu and pneumonia marking the first bay area death. the best way to avoid the flu is to get a flu shot. the vaccine has a 62% level of effectiveness this year. officials with the centers for disease control urge those who get sick to stay home. >> method of hydrating yourself, staying home, not sending sick kids to school, washing your hands more than usual. probably the best way to prevent the spread of the disease. >> reporter: the flu is all over the state of california and today we'll get a better idea how it's affecting californians. the cdc will release a friday flu report. we are outside the safeway on king street in san francisco because safeway pharmacies are getting 200,000 extra doses of the vaccine because there's such a high demand right now. if you want to get a flu shot, you don't have to make an appointment. just walk in during business hours. it's on a first come, first
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served basis. live in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. the san francisco giants' pablo sandoval is reportedly in venezuela at a hospital being treated right now for abdominal pain. a twitter posting by his brother said the third baseman was diagnosed with colitis but is expected to be okay. sandoval has been playing winter ball in the venezuelan league. state port officials are investigating the ship pilot who was at the helm of an empty oil tanker when it sideswiped the bay bridge. the overseas reymar hit the tower closest to yerba buena island on january 7. now the california board of port commissioners could recommend that guy kleess' license be suspended or revoked. the state probe is expected to take 90 days. the "san francisco examiner" reports that kleess had three other incidents since 2009, two of which were deemed pilot error. a janitor is due in a san jose courtroom today in connection with the shooting death of a suspected burglar. it happened new year's eve at
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an apartment building on lewis road. luis ricardo hernandez worked at the apartment building. his attorney says hernandez acted after police did not respond to recent auto burglaries there. well, imagine if you stumbled upon a burglary happening in broad daylight. what would you do? ford frazier of the redwood heights section of oakland said he was nearly shot by burglars when he tried to call for help. tuesday afternoon, he saw three men across the vote trying to break in his neighbor's house. he called 911 and waited on hold as the machine tried but failed to get -- as the men tried but failed to get inside that home. >> i'm standing here on the phone, they are across the street getting in the car and the guy shot at me and the bullet had the the wall. see that black mark? >> well, the burglars got away. frasier said he was on hold for 10 minutes or so. the burglars did get away. he was on hold.
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oakland police right now are staffing dispatchers and the callers may not get through to an operator now because of staffing problems. meanwhile, oakland's mayor hopes to get some help from the feds fighting crime. jean quan says she is going to ask the department of justice and the atf for some help. it's 5:41. no more $20 bills when all you want is 5. the change coming to atms. >> and it may just be the best cover letter ever. how one california student's brutal honesty landed him a great gig coming your way.
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this as major indexes have been surging throughout the week. stock futures are mixed this morning with the dow up 7, nasdaq down 7. for more business headlines we are join by ashley morrison of on her favorite day, mind you. >> yes! >> reporter: happy friday, everyone. good morning to you, frank and michelle. asian stocks rallied on news that china's economy grew at nearly 8% in the 4th quarter. tokyo's nikkei shot up nearly 3% while hong kong's hang seng added 1%. wall street stocks finished higher yesterday due in part to falling jobless claims and better-than-expected housing starts. the dow was up 84 points on thursday while the nasdaq rose 18 points. and american airlines has a
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new look. the red, white and blue stripes along the fuselage are gone. now american planes will be all silver and sport a new logo, red and blue horizontal bars on the tail. american said after 40iers it was time to update its look. the airline says within five years, all of its planes will be switched over to the new look. definitely a more sleek look for them. >> do you like it? >> reporter: i'm not good for change. >> i think it looks better. >> wonder who has to pay for it. the passengers. >> reporter: that's a question on everyone's mind right now i think. >> speaking of change, apparently atms are going to be changing. >> reporter: yes. chase and pnc bank are switching to atms that will dispense $1 and $5 bills. customers can choose how many bills they like in each denomination. chase already rolled out about 400 machines. another 400 are expected by the
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end of the year and pnc expects to upgrade its atms by the end of the summer. so you only have 20 bucks or less in your account you just want to get out $5, now you can. >> or $7. >> or $2. [ laughter ] >> exactly. ashley morrison of, thank you. have a great weekend. >> thank you. time for weather now. if you like sunshine, you're going to like what lawrence has to say. >> you know, i think a lot of, might be flocking to the beaches. people have the mavericks contest and the waves are building. we'll see more of that. though waves huge at the immediate coastline never get tired of that. we could see some of these waves building to 20 feet. so high surf advisory going up along the coastline for this weekend. we'll see 20-footers moving into the immediate coast. stay away from the immediate coastline and the rocks and we'll see occasional sneaker
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waves at the beaches and that could wash away in a hurry. we are planning on some beautiful weather outside today. mostly clear start still chilly in spots below freezing in some spots inland now 40s and mild at the coast. by the afternoon sunshine and some very mild temperatures. moving well into the 60s in many parts of the bay area. so looking look a great afternoon under high pressure. any threat of rain still moving well to the north of this ridge. dry and temperatures above average for this time of year. we could see rain in the bay area middle of next week. 65 in san jose and palo alto. 64 santa clara. 64 degrees in half moon bay. we have 50s and low 60s into parts of the east bay. and inside the bay today we'll find about 63 degrees in oakland. 62 in san francisco. 63 in sonoma. high pressure in control should
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be a gorgeous weekend. hazy sunshine continuing. it will change on tuesday clouds rolling in and there's a slight chance we could see some showers make a return on wednesday. that's a look at weather. let's check traffic with elizabeth. >> this is our problem spot on 280 through san mateo county. southbound 280 is a slight location change closer towards vista point. that's where this accident involved several deer and cars. so it sounds like a family of deer was crossing the freeway in that area and several cars hit them. we were seeing some slowing back to 92. heads up 101 might be a better option now as they work to clear the scene. in the meantime this is a live look, we're working to get it back on that westbound 80 commute through berkeley. 18 minutes is the drive time from the carquinez bridge to the maze. not too bad so far through emeryville. mass transit is a "spare the air" day you're always encouraged to use mass transit on these days and so far bart systemwide on time. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and
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your ferries all good to go. checking a couple of bridges around the bay area, san mateo bridge moving at the limit towards the high-rise and the bay bridge metering lights remain off. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:49 now. the university of california leaders say tuition hikes can be avoided this fall. that is if the system gets the funding increase proposed by governor brown's budget plan. the quarter billion-dollar increase is less than what the uc system had hoped for. but it is a big turnaround from years of budget cuts in the past. extra funding is due in part to the voter-approved prop 30. they say honesty is the best policy. and it just paid off for a college kid from placer county whose candid cover letter just landed him a gig on wall street. in the cover letter matt ross tells a small investment banking if i recall he has -- firm he has no special skills but also has no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes, or even picking up laundry and will work for next to nothing. that's what he put in the letter. san diego state student from
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auburn heads to manhattan this summer for an internship. good for him. >> whatever it takes, you know? >> hey, i know. >> get your foot in the door. ities been 23 years since sea lions first showed up at a san francisco pier so the aquarium of the bay and pier 39 are marking the occasion over the weekend with educational tours and refreshments. the tours are hourly between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. if you have ever been to pier 39 they're loud. >> they're great to watch for a while. time now 5:50. the 49ers get ready to play in one of the noisiest stadiums in the nfl. dennis o'donnell is going to break down how much the crowd impacts the action on the field. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive.
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between 20-15 and 20-17. e-s-p-n, which organizes and lake tahoe is in the running to host the winter x games between 2015 and 2017. espn, which organizes and airs the annual extreme sports competition, named tahoe as one of its eligible destinations. finalists will be announced in april and the selection will happen by the end of the year. espn says past x games have been moneymakers for host cities so we'll keep our fingers crossed. >> the perfect place to do it. sunday the 49ers face off with the atlanta falcons not nfc championship. >> they do. but for the 9ers they have a big challenge playing in the georgia dome. dennis o'donnell shows us how the loud crowd could be a big factor. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. are you finally ready for some football? the 49ers struggle playing in domes. they lost in st. louis and minnesota both domes and in seattle where it's louder than a dome. moral of the story the 49, might be good but they are certainly not soundproof.
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[ noise ] the falcons have been giving their plans plenty to cheer about this season -- their fans plenty to clear about this season, in a place where the 9ers have had trouble winning football games. >> i was told the decibel level got to 13 at the dome. we are trying to get to 115 this week. i know it was deafening there on the sideline. it took a day and a half for me personally to recover and i had earmuffs on so i can imagine how it was for a lot of folks. >> so what's the problem with a loud crowd? first it makes it difficult for the quarterback to call audiosignals at the line of scrimmage. they can no longer hear the quarterback. this forces the use of hand
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signals, visual contact. loud noise creates mistakes. mistakes result in penalties. [ loud crowd noise, dennis drowned out ] >> that's why the decibel level will be high on sunday. "49er preview" tonight at 7:00 and don't forget sunday night at 8:00 we will have a complete wrap up of the 49ers and who is going to the super bowl. guys? >> we love it, dennis. thank you very much. we would like to see your 49ers fan photos. if you have videos, too. email them to you can also post them on our facebook page and we just might share them on the show. it's 5:55 right now. in the next half hour, lance's big lie. how he used a dictionary to justify his doping. >> and happening right now, the u.s. working to free americans in algeria. the fear and confusion as the hostage crisis enters its third day. >> reporter: it was a lie that terrified a community people thinking a bold kidnapper was on the loose. we track down the mother who
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lance armstrong explains how he e for >> >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. we to more about the mother who police say lied to the community about her child's ak ducks. i'm live in san jose with -- abduction. i'm live in san jose with that. >> i view this situation as one big lie. >> lance armstrong explains how he was able to lie for years and the dictionary definition that helped him justify the doping. >> starting out chilly in spots around the bay area put we have mild sunshine coming our way. will it last for the weekend? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are watching an accident with a deer on 280 in san mateo county causing delays. we'll tell you where coming up. good morning. its friday january 18.
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i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. militants holding hostages in algeria want to exchange two americans for jailed terror suspects according to a more tainian news site. defense secretary leon panetta says the u.s. is working with the british and algerian governments to assess what's happening at the hostage crisis scene in the desert. the "associated press" reports at least 6 people are dead after algeria conducted a military raid in heaps of rescuing the -- in hopes of rescuing the hostages. 60 hostages from numerous nations are unaccounted for. >> this is a large complex site and they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages in other areas of the site. >> panetta says the u.s. is working around the clock to ensure the safety of americans. the militants say their actions are meant to punish algeria for its help of french forces fighting islamic militants in


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